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Colleen Houck

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in Tucson, AZ, The United States
October 03, 1969




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New York Times Bestselling Author Colleen Houck is a lifelong reader whose literary interests include action, adventure, science fiction, and romance. Formerly a student at the University of Arizona, she worked as a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter for seventeen years before switching careers to become an author. Colleen lives in Salem, Oregon, with her husband and a huge assortment of plush tigers. Follow her by signing up for her e-newsletter! ...more

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Colleen Houck There are a lot of good people who would work well in the roles I think. I'm very open to different people auditioning. The most important thing to me…moreThere are a lot of good people who would work well in the roles I think. I'm very open to different people auditioning. The most important thing to me is that they are believable in the role. Not that they look perfect. Having said that, Ren and Kishan are descendants of Genghis Khan so they have to be big enough to be credible as warriors of the time in which they were born. Kelsey will be easy I think. There are many good actresses who could pull her off. The villain, Lokesh, is an important if not the most important choice. A good villain makes the movie I think.(less)
Colleen Houck Me too! It was a lot of work to paint our plush white tiger black and his fur is not as nice as it used to be as a result. I would hope that when the …moreMe too! It was a lot of work to paint our plush white tiger black and his fur is not as nice as it used to be as a result. I would hope that when the movie comes out they might be inclined to market some cute plush black tigers along with it.(less)
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When I was a little girl, I couldn’t have conceived of the multitude of trials that face young people today. Times were simpler.  Yes, we had bullies and we needed heroes to show us how to be resilient in times of adversity, but back then, the good guys always won on tv and it was pretty easy to figure out who the villain was. Evil and violence, if we were lucky, were not things we fa

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“Falling for him would be like cliff diving. It would be either the most exhilarating thing that ever happened to me or the stupidest mistake I’d ever make.”
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“Saying his name stabbed my heart, like someone had ripped through my carefully stitched up world and exposed the infected, pulsing red tissue that I thought was healing. ”
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“You don’t take away my choices. You are my choice.”
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“What are you doing?”
“Kneeling before a goddess.”
“I’m not a goddess.”
“You are. A goddess, a princess, a queen. As a soldier, I pledge myself to your service. As a prince, I grant you any boon within my power. As a man, I ask to sit at your feet and worship you. Ask me to do anything for you and I will do it.”
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“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
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“I decided to find you, throw myself at your feet, and beg you to have mercy on me. Honestly, I’ll accept whatever you choose, Kelsey. Just don’t ask me to live apart from you again. Because...I can’t.”
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“His eyes drifted leisurely back up to my face and he smiled at me appreciatively, “Kelsey, when a man spends time with a beautiful woman, he needs to pace himself. I quirked my eyebrow at him and laughed. “Yeah, I’m a regular marathon alright.” He kissed my fingers. “Exactly. A wise man never sprints…in a marathon.”
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“He sighed and bowed deeply. “Sundari. I was standing here thinking nothing could be more beautiful than this sunset tonight, but I was mistaken. You standing here in the setting sun with your hair and skin aglow is almost more than a man can…fully appreciate.”
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message 89: by Alessandra (last edited Jan 12, 2015 03:25PM)

Alessandra Wakate Thanks for accepting my friend request!! :)
I told my mother: Mooom!! the author I love accepted me as her friend!! I'm so happy!!
Mom: ...she accepts everybody, doesn't she?
Me: hm...yes...I guess...but I feel special
Thank you anyway :D

Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend

message 87: by Sherry

Sherry Thank-you Colleen for accepting my friend request. Can't wait till June for Tiger's Promise to be released.

message 86: by Amanda

Amanda Omg! Youre my friend on goodreads! I feel special! :) I love love loved Tigers Curse! I just rented Tigers Quest and Im going to start it tonight! YAY I am SO excited to read it! Love~ Amanda

VegaSelenia Thank you for accepting my friend request!:) Just got your second book which is just been published here!:) Can't wait for the third:D Ren and Kishan aren't just awesome :)

message 84: by Sofia

Sofia Thank you for accepting my friend request and giving me advice for my writing I am using the advice already. Your tiger books are some of my most favorite books!

message 83: by Kristy

Kristy Palau Thank you for accepting my friend request! I am a huge fan! It is a funny story how Tiger's Curse came into my possession and how quickly I fell in love with the series. You are a very talented writer and your unique style is so refreshing. I can not wait for your next book.:)

message 82: by Sandra

Sandra Thanks for friending me! :)

message 81: by Dana

Dana Thanks for accepting the friend request! I can't wait for Tiger's Dream!

message 80: by Emily

Emily Langer Thought this was a great quote for your fb page!

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies...The man who never reads lives only one.”
George R.R. Martin


message 79: by Meghan

Meghan Thanks for accepting my friend request! I adore the Tiger's Saga soooo much! Thanks for creating such an awesome series!

message 78: by Moekari

Moekari Katoa the best happy ending for kelsey and ren!

message 77: by Jay

Jay Happy New Year

message 76: by Hylary

Hylary Locsin I selected "Tiger's Destiny" as the best romance novel of 2012: !

message 75: by Laneel

Laneel Perry YOU are AAAmazing...I LOVEEE your tiger series books. Tiger's Destiny was so so SOOOO GOOOOOOOD. You had me crying when Mr. Kadam gave his life. I love how EVERYTHING came together in the end. You have got mad writing. I would LOVEEE to see your books come to life on the big screen. Look forward to your next book....

Miss Deva Thanks for accepting.I look forward to reading your series "The Tiger Saga". :)

message 73: by Amanda

Amanda Thank you for accepting my friend request. I love the Tigers Curse series.

Νόρα Thank you so much for accepting my friendship.Like everyone else,I just needed to tell you how much I've fallen in love with your story!and Ren!!!!

message 71: by Meghan

Meghan Rose Thank you so much for accepting my friendship. Like everyone else, I have fallen in love with your books and Ren. I just finished Voyage and am eagerly waiting for Destiny.
Thank you for these wonderful stories, and characters, and for introducing the beauty of India and her culture like no other!

message 70: by Rachel

Rachel Thanks for friending! I just finished Tiger's Voyage last night and am counting down the days till Tiger's Destiny is released!!! The Tiger saga is now my favorite series :)

message 69: by Sam

Sam Hi Colleen! Thank you for accepting the friend request!
I just wanted to say, you are a fantastic writer. The Tiger Saga has continued to inspire me with my own writing because I hope that one day, I can have a series as well written and magical as yours. I absolutely adore Ren and Kishan and can't wait for Tiger's Destiny!
Thanks for writing!

message 68: by Lidush

Lidush Hi Colleen! Thanks for friending :)

Savannah Colleen, thank you for the friendship.

message 66: by Lauren

Lauren Thanks for accepting my friend request! I can't wait till you come to Honolulu! I'm very excited to meet you.


message 65: by Melissa

Melissa Thank you so very much for accepting my friend request Colleen! Your Tiger's series is absolutely amazing and breathtaking. Also, thank you VERY MUCH for giving the world Ren ;)

message 64: by Mary

Mary Thanks for accepting my friend request.
Have a great day & Happy Reading! =)

message 63: by Inday

Inday Hello Colleen!

thank you for accepting my friend request. I totally love your books! the Tiger's are amazing and the storyline is just as awesome. I'm totally at the edge of my seat and cant wait for the next installment!

Congrats and more power to you! :)

Isabella Rivero I hear that your book is becoming a movie, is it true? And please say yes because I am going to mark that date and storm in that theater and... You know the rest.

Isabella Rivero I am a little mad at you Colleen. You can't make the book come a little sooner. Me and my friends are dying

VampireNovelFan Thanks for the friendvite, Colleen!


message 59: by Isabella (last edited Jan 10, 2012 01:29PM)

Isabella Rivero Hi Colleen,
I just love your books. I can no longer wait for the fourth one any more!!! I just hope you luck on you final two books. And I know they are going to be great. And just so you know... I was born the Year of the Tiger. :)

message 58: by Brandy

Brandy Autrey Hello Colleen :). I could have asked this on Twitter lol, but I thought I'd check in on here. Will there be more than Five books in the Tiger's series? I am curious. BTW, congrats on the success of Tiger's Voyage. I absolutely loved and enjoyed it. I really like the narrator as well :). Have a wonderful day!

Lucy Qhuay Thanks Collen for having accepted my request of friendship :D
I love your books!! Really!! They inspire my days and my nights :D

Jacqueline Hello Colleen

Thank you for being my very first friend on this site. I envy your wonderful gift, many people can write books, but not all of them are storytellers. I am grateful that you share your gift with us.

message 55: by Carly

Carly Hey Colleen, Thanks for the friendship :)

Fabi Emi Hi Colleen =D
Thanks for accepting my request.
I love tigers for a long time, and when I saw the cover of your book, I almost died because I had to wait months to get my copy (yes, I'm not in the U.S.)
I loved the first book and can't wait for the second. x]

Danielle Just wanted to say that I love this series and it has moved up to my favorite. I re-read them all the time too :-) I will be lost when this series is finally done lol but I will be looking forward to more of your books. Your a great writer and a big inspiration.

message 52: by Alicia

Alicia Thanks to you I really love this site now!!

message 51: by Amber

Amber Nicole Hey Colleen . Thanks for being my friend. =) Well I was trying find someone that actually looked like what I thought Kishan looks like & I literally stumbled on to this beauty . lol . I just wanted to share. Thank you for writing such amazing books. I love them & July can't come any faster.

message 50: by Hylary

Hylary Locsin I'm interested to see if you post a review of "Envy"...just read that one and wasn't sure what to think....

message 49: by Melissa

Melissa Storm Hi Colleen. We've been friends on GoodReads for a while. I'd love to be actual online friends and open a dialogue with you. Just sent a message - heads-up :-)

Loverbluereader Hey colleen I was reading some quotes from tigers curse answer I didn't understand one , one of them was talking about Kelsey from Ren's point point of view. Are you going to start making books in Ren's point of view? Oh yea I have another question its are you going to make 2 more books after tigers voyage? If you are you must make them come sooner I'm in suspense most of the time and I AM NOT A PATIENT PERSON.

jeaninakay I know righ? So not fair !!!!

message 46: by Kelley

Kelley How come people have recieved Tiger's Voyage today? I would love to read the book now too, i do not understand why some peoples books were shipped to them today. If you could please respond to this i would love to know the answer. Thank you, Kelley.

jeaninakay Hi mrs. houck!!! I see that you are online JS you are the awesomest writer I know!!! And BTW Ren is so SMEXY!!!

message 44: by Linda

Linda gossman Thank you so much for the hours of great reading you have provided me. I truly love your work. I hope you don't stop writing after the tiger books. I have a feeling anything you write will be a five star book.

message 43: by Kelsey

Kelsey Hey Colleen! I'm not sure where to place my comment about why I deserve a galley of TV, so I'm leaving one everywhere that I follow u, LOL. I hope I don't get disqualified so I'll get rite 2 the point. The Tiger's Curse Saga has become my world, I reread each book every week, and luckily for me I got copies of your self publish version of TC and TQ. I have to tell u that I loved them even more. I got to see a side of Kelsey that I only imagined but when I read your description of her she became even more solid in my imagination (if that makes any sense). I have read so many other books as well to kill time before TV gets out but I always end up not being fully satisfied and finish rereading the best books ever, TC & TQ. Soon to be added to the list TV, TDm, & TDy. My passion for these books can be seen from a mile away, everything has to do with tigers and Indian culture. At work I relate everything I do with this series. I deserve a galley because deep down, honest to God I love this books, their super special to me and are truly the best books ever and I would slap anyone who dare say otherwise XD. Thank u so much Colleen because u have given me and ur fans a world we love to visit each and every time we read your books.Plus every time I see or read a new interview with you, I am more certain that u r Kelsey Hayes in the flesh!. Love ya 4 reals!

message 42: by Kat (Lost in Neverland) (last edited Sep 27, 2011 05:43PM)

Kat (Lost in Neverland) Hi Mrs. Colleen, not to bother you or anything....but I had an idea for you.
It would be really cool if maybe Tiger's Voyage, Tiger's Destiny, or Tiger's Dream, that some of the money from the profits could go to Tiger Conservation. It's terrible to think that this beautiful animal might be extinct in twelve years time. Since your series is so popular and tigers are the main idea in the story, money to the tiger conservation fund would be an awesome idea. You've probably already thought of it before though.
Just a thought. ;)

message 41: by Sarah

Sarah Thank you for accepting my request Colleen :) I'm currently reading Tiger's Curse- so far I am loving it! It's so different to what I have read before, and I hope to one day see you in the UK if ever you visit on a tour :D All the best Sarah

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